A loan of $5,650 helped a member to buy land where they will build a small poultry farm.

Mujeres Trabajando Group's story

Martha, age 48, is a single mother, and she has one child. She lives in the Tocoa municipality in Colon. Martha, together with 16 other members, has worked for several years in her own business, a convenience store, which is located in the community. They sells basic needs products, sandals, beauty products, and groceries, etc.

They have now decided to form a group of eight people in order to request a loan from ODEF. The group is called Mujeres Trabajando (Women Working). In the photo Martha Lidia is on the left and has on an ochre colored blouse. Gladis, wearing a pink blouse, is next. Then, there is Lenis in a white blouse, María Angelina in a brown blouse, María de la Cruz in a red and black blouse, María Mercedes in a red blouse, María Norma in a white blouse with black, and Blanca is on the right in a yellow blouse.

Each member of the group is requesting 14,000 lempiras, making a total of 112,000 lempiras. They have requested the loan to buy land where they will build a small poultry farm. They are receiving help for their business from an institution that will give them seed money and technical assistance in order to start it.

Martha’s goal for the future is to be able to improve her house and to help her child.

In this group: Martha Lidia, Blanca Orfilia, Lenis Liseth, Maria Mercedes, Maria De La Cruz, Gladis Sulema, Maria Norma, Maria Angelina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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